SAFE AND EFFECTIVE USE OF ARM CYCLE ERGOMETRY IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS


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Cinar S. A. , Topeli A., UMAROĞLU M. M. , Ince D. I. , BİLGİN S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-TURK FIZYOTERAPI VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI, vol.31, no.2, pp.123-132, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.21653/tjpr.664967
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-TURK FIZYOTERAPI VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-132
  • Keywords: Ergometer Training, Intensive Care, Physical Function, Physiotherapy, Exercises, ICU-ACQUIRED WEAKNESS, CARE-UNIT, RESPIRATORY-FAILURE, EARLY MOBILIZATION, PHYSICAL MEDICINE, REHABILITATION, VENTILATION, SURVIVAL, EXERCISE, OUTCOMES

Abstract

Purpose: Patients in intensive care units (ICU) are often exposed to prolonged immobilization, which, in turn, plays a vital role in impaired functional status. Exercise with an arm cycle ergometer (ACE) could be a treatment option to minimize the harmful effects of immobility. This study was aimed to investigate whether using ACE is a safe and effective intervention for preventing or attenuating the decrease in functional status in critically ill patients.